are unrelated to domestic cattle, allowing the most to be made
of hybrid vigor and calf heterosis in a cross-breeding program.
Tarentaise were imported primarily to cross with local breeds
and develop highly productive commercial herds of medium size
cows. Tarentaise offers genetic diversity which means increased
calf survival, higher weaning weights, more milk production,
greater cow efficiency and increased longevity.
real proof of the quality of our Tarentaise crossbreeding
program is the numbers that show in our bank balance at the
end of the year" -Jack Pennell,
Willow Ranch, British Columbia
my years of experience, the Tarentaise influence on my Angus
cattle contributes length, muscling and maternal values. It's
important for people to realize that fertility and muscling
do go hand in hand with Tarentaise." - Tim
Neale, Gordonsville, VA
Tarentais breed has helped us achieve our goal of a smaller,
hardier, very efficient maternal cow that produces a lean,
tender, marbled and high yielding carcass." -
Les & Marilyn Mitchell, Kitscotty, Alberta
weaning weight is what really keeps us breeding Tarentaise.
The Tarentaise crossbred cows are hard to beat. Tarentaise
make darn good Momma cows." - Wade
& Lori Newton, Hollenquist, Saskatchewan